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Weld thickness???

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  • Weld thickness???

    How do you measure a weld thickmess? From the center of weld... or edge to edge?

  • #2
    Weld thickness is measured by both the leg legnth and the throat. A fillet weld has two legs with toes and a throat, a groove weld has a throat, toes, root reinforcement, and face reinfocement. A typical fillet weld will have a leg length equal to the base metals thickness and a throat that runs from the root and intercepts a line drawn from toe to toe. A concave surface between two toes (or edges) of a fillet weld can offer insufficient throat. A slightly convex surface offers sufficient throat and a little more, but too much is a waste of filler.

    Fillet guages are available from most local welding supply stores and are a good tool for measuring welds.


    • #3
      wow, thats prity well put. i was just going to say it depends on the weld type called out in the prints. but his is much better.


      • #4
        Wow, that was an awesome explanation johnnytig , Thanks


        • #5
          SHOWOFF Just more crap I need to remember


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